The long-awaited presidential candidate of the PPP/C has been announced and that person is Mr Irfaan Ali. He is the most talked about person in Guyana and I must say on the planet right now.
From all appearances, the name Charrandas Persaud has suddenly slipped off the radar and is in the backseat of the thoughts of those who oppose the PPP/C as they now hotly pursue Mr Ali.
It is a venomous pursuit as known critics – some of them coming up under new pseudonyms bash the daylight out of Mr Ali. But, try as they may, nothing is going to stop this man from leading the PPP/C unto victory in the next General Elections.
And here’s my point, the venom some put in their criticism comes from the fact that none of the parties, not one of them, can win an election here in Guyana. Even when they teamed up with each other in that incestuous association called a coalition they could not put the PPP/C away, only to surrender in a vote of conscience after three and a half long burdensome and torturous years.
It is a clear borne fact that the only political party that can and will win any election in Guyana is the PPP/C. That reality has sent shockwaves in the camps of those of our opposers that right now are quivering in fear. The PPP/C has proven that fact throughout its history.
And not only would it win an election, but it is also a party that has delivered to the electorate; you talk to any Guyanese even to those in the political divide and they will tell you that the best years of their lives were under the PPP. Bad-talk and smear campaigns cannot erase that. So, I empathise with our detractors out there who are trying their utmost to stop the unstoppable.
But let me tell them what has been and still is the PPP/C’s real source of strength, I call it their bedrock, that is, its total reliance on teamwork. Team PPP/C is a formidable force and a tower of strength. A case in point is the calling in of Police to illegally oust Bishop Edghill out of Parliament.
The team stood by the Bishop and boxed him in thereby telling the world that we are a united group with one purpose in mind. We shall not be moved, we have a country to stand up for.
So, if you follow all of Mr Ali’s speeches you will see one common thread of thought “Team PPP/C” or “We” will deliver, we will are working together to build Guyana again. To come up against such an indomitable team means that you do not have a ghost of a chance, you cannot penetrate or break our singleness of purpose. Because we are a team and people-oriented too, helping, building people- ordinary people, all Guyanese, that is our main objective. Long live Team PPP/C!